Mary Jo "Jo" Ross (1929 - 2018)

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Jo Ross of Charlotte, died on August 8, 2018. She was born in Belmont, NC on September 6, 1929 to Mary and Joseph Ferstl.

Jo was an avid reader, a talented gardener and an accomplished stain glass artist. The most important things in her life were her deep love for her family and her church. She and her husband, John, have been married for 63 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Marcia Dover and her husband, Forrest and Laura Ross; a brother, Thomas David Ferstl; grandchildren; Josh, Matt (Dawn), Courtney, John Nick (Shawna) and Adam Dover. She took great joy and pride in her five great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Jo's life will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Providence United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Bill Jefferies officiating. A reception will follow the memorial service.

The family has requested all donations be made to Providence United Methodist, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 or the .

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


Published in Charlotte Observer on Aug. 12, 2018